The second day of our trip away, it was cooler and humidity was not so high - a good thing, since we spent the day at the Indianapolis Zoo along with about 500 kids in various summer camp outings!!
The best part, for me, was watching the meercats do their thing. They were so cute and came right up to you (a glass in between, of course) to watch you as you were watching them. They'd run around, then flop down and have a rest.
I couldn't resist sneaking a shot of this little girl, her face pressed to the glass, totally delighted with the little critters.
They must have a pretty good breeding program at the Indy Zoo. There were plenty of young ones and the polar bear was pregnant (I just thought she needed to be on the diet until someone said she was going to have a little one).
The male yellow hornbill had romance on his mind: he'd catch a bug and try to feed his mate, getting her interested and showing her what a good provider he would be. She wasn't interested, although she kept going into an area where there would have been a nest - if she was so inclined. Poor guy kept trying, but she'd just twist her head away and pretend he wasn't there.
They had a very nice marine display, too, with penguins and sea lions and walrus and dolphins. Harder to get a good shot of any of those since they were the most popular areas for the camp groups.
And now...back to painting!